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California State University Long Beach (CSULB): Ranking, Cost & Acceptance Rate

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About CSU Long Beach

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Year of establishment1949
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Also Known AsCSULB
Accepted Exams
TOEFLPTE+2 More
Total International Students3000
Size of Campus in acres322
UG/PG Course Ratio0.8
Faculty/Student Ratio26
Endowments ValueUS Dollar 66 million
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses8160 USD for 3 sharing (UG),8160 USD for 3 sharing (PG)
Meal expenses4934 USD (UG),4934 USD (PG)
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Q:   Is California State University Long Beach public or private?

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California State University Long Beach is a public, comprehensive university that was founded in 1949 and got its current official name in 1972. Furthermore, CSU Long Beach has been named a "Best in the West" University according to Princeton Review. It has also been named a "Best Value College" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Moreover, the university receives more applications than any other California State University campus.

 

Q:   What is California State University Long Beach known for?

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California State University's 322-acre campus is home to some outstanding professors, successful alumni and diverse student body who armed with a highly-regarded education, want to make some difference. Apart from this, Money Magazine ranked CSULB at No. 18 in the best college in America ranked by value category in 2022. Furthermore, the mid-career pay of the graduates of CSU is $109,200 as per Payscale.com.

 

Q:   Does California State University Long Beach accept international students?

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California State University Long Beach ranks at No. 8 in the nation for campus diversity according to Wall Street Journal / Times Higher Education. As of Fall 2022 facts, the total number of international undergraduates at CSU Long Beach is 6%. CSULB, also known as The Beach offers a vibrant, diverse, and welcoming environment for international students. It is an ideal place to live, learn and discover. CSU Long Beach consistently ranks as one of the top 100 best-value public colleges according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine.

 

Q:   How many international students are in Cal State Long Beach?

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California State University Long Beach is a student-diverse university. As of Fall 2022, the breakdown of the undergraduates at CSU Long Beach are:

Particulars

No. of undergraduates (As of Fall 2022)

Hispanic / Latino

15,754

Asian American

6,999

White / Caucasian

4,985

Non-Resident

1,637

Two or more races

1,448

African American

1,148

American Indian or Alaskan Native

35

Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander

71

Declined to state

634

 

Q:   Is CSU Long Beach hard to get into?

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According to U.S. News & World Report, CSU Long Beach acceptance rate is 47%. This means it is a moderately selective institute and accepts 47 out of every 100 applicants. So, if you meet the eligibility requirements and submit the applications before the deadline, there is a high chance that you will get admission to CSULB.

 

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CSU Long Beach Admission Deadlines 2024

  • Application fees :USD 70
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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Fall15ᵗʰ Mar - 1ˢᵗ Jun 2024
Spring1ˢᵗ Sep - 1ˢᵗ Nov 2023
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Q:   What is CSULB spring 2024 application deadline for international students?

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California State University Long Beach takes admissions in two intakes; the Fall semester and the Spring semester. The applicaiton deadline for Spring 2024 semester at California State University Long Beach for international students is given below. 

Spring Semester

Class Level1st day to applyApplication deadlineDocument deadline
FreshmenAug 1, 2024Oct 1, 2024Oct 15, 2024
Undergraduate TransferAug 1, 2024Oct 1, 2024Oct 15, 2024
GraduateAug 1, 2024Oct 1, 2024Oct 15, 2024
 

Q:   Is CSU Long Beach an accredited university?

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CSU Long Beach is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. In addition, many programs have specialised accreditation that assures our students and the public that they meet the highest standards. 

College Accreditation
College of ArtsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
College of Business AdministrationAACSB International
College of EducationCommission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC)
College of EngineeringABET
College of Health and Human ServicesCommission of Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE)
College of Natural Scinces and MathematicsAmerican Chemical Society, Committee on Professional Training
College of Liberal ArtsAccrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
 

Q:   Should I apply to California State University Long Beach?

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It is very tough to give you an answer. CSU Long Beach is OK for computer engineering and does have the advantage of being in California. However, if you look at the admission record you find that the vast majority of students are from within the state. Foreign students are very few. Whether it is on account of less foreign students applying or whether they are not to keen on admitting foreign students is anybody's guess. 

 

CSU Long Beach Fees & Admission Requirements 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(28 courses)
INR 11 L - 16 L
Duration18-30 months
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 80 - 90, PTE: 53 - 58, IELTS: 6 - 6.5
M.A.(39 courses)
INR 11 L - 18 L
Duration18 months-3 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 80 - 100, PTE: 58 - 65, IELTS
B.E. / B.Tech(12 courses)
INR 14 L - 16 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 61 & Above, PTE: 43 & Above, IELTS
MBA/PGDM(9 courses)
INR 13 L - 27 L
Duration11 months-3 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above, IELTS: 6 & Above
B.Sc.(17 courses)
INR 14 L - 16 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 61 & Above, PTE: 43 & Above, IELTS
MIM(7 courses)
INR 13 L - 27 L
Duration11-24 months
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 58 & Above, IELTS: 6 & Above
B.A.(38 courses)
INR 14 L - 16 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 61 & Above, PTE: 43 & Above, IELTS
BBA(5 courses)
INR 14 L - 16 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 61 & Above, PTE: 43 - 44, IELTS: 5.5 & Above
BHM(1 course)
INR 14 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 5.5 & Above, TOEFL: 61 & Above, PTE: 43 & Above
BFA(3 courses)
INR 16 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 61 & Above, PTE: 43 & Above
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Q:   What are the California State University Long Beach admission requirements for graduate level?

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California State University Long Beach admission requirements vary from cours to course. Every course has different admission requirements, therefore, international students are advised to check the minimum eligibility before applying. However, we have given general admission requirements for international students for both UG and PG courses at CSU Long Beach. 

  • A four-year bachelor's degree, or its equivalent in another country
  • GPA more than 2.5 Academic records
  • GMAT or GRE results (if required by the program)
  • Test results for English language proficiency
  • Minimum TOEFL-PBT score of 550
  • A TOEFL-iBT score of at least 80
 

Q:   What is the California State University Long Beach IELTS requirements?

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For admission to California State University Long Beach, international students are required to submit English Language proficiency test scores. For the same purpose, CSULB accepts IELTS scores for admission to both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The details for the required IELTS score at CSU Long Beach are given below:

  • Undergraduate Courses: 5.5 each sub-section
  • Graduate Courses: 6.0 each sub-section
 

Q:   What is the GPA requirement at Cal State Long Beach?

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In the case of graduate courses, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. However, 3.0 is recommended. For admission to graduate courses, students must have completed a four-year college course of study and must have an acceptable baccalaureate degree from an institute recognised by a regional accrediting institute. On the other hand, for admission to undergraduate courses of CSU Long Beach, including STEM, students are expected to have a 3.0 GPA.

 

Q:   Is Cal State Long Beach expensive?

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The details for California State University Long Beach fees for international students are given below:

  • Tuition Fees: USD 16,392/INR 13.58 L (Undergraduate) and USD 14,658/INR 12.14 L (Graduate)
  • Estimated Living Expenses: USD 18,804/INR 15.58 L
  • Medical Insurance: USD 1,650/INR 1.36 L

Read: Cost of Living in US for International Students

 
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BS in Computer Engineering (STEM) - Batch of 2024
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PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Well infrastructured and good maintenance
Tips: About the fees, present faculty, and other facilities like sports, library . About the reputation and previous reviews and results about the college. Every one must know about the college. And we must compare with other college also.
Likes (Indian Food): College has a good canteen and we can get our traditional food too. Few of them will charge at low cost.We can get any type of food , they are very specialized in this. We have number of canteen with plenty of dishes, pasteries, bakery, thickchakes and drinks.
Dislikes (Value for money): Because, they charge more for fees. And they add additional charges like , library, laboratories fees and etc. And people in this college are not getting a quality education for the money they spend. And some things will be skipped in the academic year.
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CSU Long Beach Accommodation & Meals

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Q:   Is the accommodation facility available for the students at California State University Long Beach?

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California State University, Long Beach offers on-campus housing options including residential villages and theme communities. The University's three residential colleges are Hillside, Parkside, and Beachside Villages. The majority of the single-occupancy rooms in Hillside Village and the triple rooms at Beachside are found in the residential halls. All of the furniture in the rooms includes a bed, dresser, desk and chair, closet, microwave, and mirror.

 

Q:   Is it expensive to live in CSU Long Beach?

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California State University Long Beach offers a variety of housing options. The university has three villages; Hilside Village, Parkside Village, and Beachside Village. The room rates and meal rates at CSULB are given below. 

Room Rates

Room TypeAcademic Year CostSpring Only Cost
Triple Room - StandardUSD 8160
USD 4080
Double Room - StandardUSD 9160
USD 4580
Double Room - PlusUSD 9660USD 4830
Double Room- PremiumUSD 10160USD 5080
Single Room - StandardUSD 10160USD 5080
Single Room - PremiumUSD 11160USD 5580
2BR-SuiteUSD 11160USD 5580

Meal Rates

 

Meal PlansAcademic Year RateSpring Only Rate
10 Meal PlanUSD 4134USD 2067
210 Block PlanUSD 4664USD 2332
19 Meal PlanUSD 4934USD 2467
Flex Dollar OptionUSD 300USD 150
 

CSU Long Beach Rankings 2024

C++
Overall University Grade
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Business Economics
C
#601-800
Chemical Engineering
C+
#115
Mechanical Engineering
C
#159
Civil Engineering
C
#134
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Q:   Is California State University Long Beach good for MBA?

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According to various sources, California State University Long Beach is one of the most prestigious business schools in the world. To support this fact, California State University Long Beach ranks at 251+ in the QS Global MBA for 2023. It has been placed at 251+ and 201-250 for its MBA course for the year 2022 and 2021, respectively. The first year tuition fee of California State University Long Beach MBA course is USD 21,076-26,057 (INR 17.46 L - 21.59 L).

*USD/INR = 82.88

 

Q:   Is California State University Long Beach a good university?

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California State University Long Beach is one of the best universities in the world. It is part of the prestigious Clifornia State University system. The university is consistently ranked among the top universities by global ranking bodies. Check below CSU Long Beach ranking in the world as published by major ranking bodies.  

Ranked By20232024

QS - World University Ranking

1401+1201-1400

US News & World Report - Global Universities

1617NA

US News & World Report - National University Ranking

137NA
 

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Q:   What is the cost of a student visa for the USA?

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The United States of America offers three types of visas to students; F-1, J-1 and M-1. So, the cost of a student visa will depend on the type of visa you are applying for. The US visa cost for a F-1 student visa is USD 185 (INR 15,000+). F-1 visa is for international students who are applying for a programme in any American university that requires more than 18 hours of study in a week. J-1 student visa is for exchange students, and M-1 student visa is for students enrolled in vocational and non-academic programs.

*USD/INR = 82.88

 
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The details for California State University Long Beach fees for international students are given below:

  • Tuition Fees: USD 16,392 (Undergraduate) and USD 14,658 (Graduate)
  • Estimated Living Expenses: USD 18,804
  • Medical Insurance: USD 1,650

Read: Cost of Living in US for International Students

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Answered 5 months ago

MS Marketing Analysis (STEM) course of CSULB costs around INR 26 Lacs for the first-year. Apart from the tuition fee, students are required to pay the amount for other expenses, which include the fees for hostel & meals, personal, and transportation. The cost for these other expenses will be around

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Akanksha Malhotra

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The CSULB spring 2024 application deadline for international students is mentioned below:

Spring Intake

Application Deadlines

Undergraduate program

Aug 1, 2024 – Oct 1, 2024

Graduate program

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Chandra Shekhar

Contributor-Level 10

Answered 5 months ago

The general admission process for MS Marketing Analysis at CSULB are:

  • Fill out the online application form before the application deadlines
  • Next, pay a non-refundable USD 70 application fee
  • Then, submit the official transcripts
  • Lastly, await the notification

The application requirements are given below:

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Akanksha Malhotra

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To know about this, it is advised to check your respective programme page of CSULB as some programs may require a GRE score or some may have waived off the GRE requirement. Apart from this, do not forget to meet the general graduate academic requirements and program-wise requirements. Note that the

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